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Reality check for India’s fabled top order batsmen

Each of these tours poses a different challenge because the conditions and players involved are different.

07 Jan 2018 1:09 AM

And the winners of 2017 are

It’s been an exciting and fruitful 2017 for Indian cricket, what with success, rewards, riches aplenty, not forgetting a few controversies of course.

31 Dec 2017 1:10 AM

Rohit is new Mr Sixer

This poses a serious challenge for Rohit yet is also splendid opportunity to silence skeptics who say he is temperamentally vulnerable.

24 Dec 2017 1:10 AM

The run-machine monster

Former England captain Michael Vaughan calls Smith a ‘freak’ for being so prolific despite his offbeat technique.

17 Dec 2017 1:05 AM

Virat Kohli will have to keep his focus alive

Kohli faces his most exciting — and stiffest —challenge yet.

10 Dec 2017 12:30 AM


Leading on and off field

Kohli’s iconic status was founded on his prowess in limited overs cricket.

03 Dec 2017 1:13 AM

India will be under pressure in SA

Kohli had already spoken about player fatigue before the limited overs series’s against New Zealand some weeks back.

26 Nov 2017 12:30 AM

Pujara’s first innings knock was a masterpiece

The top order appeared as resilient as papadum as the innings hobbled precariously on the first and second days.

19 Nov 2017 1:35 AM

Assessments based only on statistics can go haywire

This is not easily discerned from plain reading of statistics and averages.

05 Nov 2017 12:18 AM

Burnout acquires greater importance

That Kohli, among the fittest players in the world and with boundless enthusiasm for playing, should raise the red flag is telling.

29 Oct 2017 12:13 AM


Young Hardik Pandya’s progress will be keenly followed

Pandya’s rise as a major player is remarkable for the intense competition for places in the Indian team and his limited international experience.

22 Oct 2017 12:56 AM

Friday’s washout nothing short of a fiasco

Imagine the tumult if a rock had been thrown at an Indian team bus in some other country?

15 Oct 2017 12:21 AM

Cup show highlights India’s lateral sporting growth

The agonising truth is that Indian football became moribund despite a terrific beginning post Independence.

08 Oct 2017 2:30 AM

Australia look beleaguered and short of class

The inability of batsmen to cope with Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal has been the major cause of their problems.

24 Sep 2017 4:17 AM

Is Duleep Trophy really worthwhile?

Many senior players didn’t turn up for the tournament or opted to play elsewhere (e.g. Ishant Sharma who preferred an assignment in England).

17 Sep 2017 7:16 AM


Are Kohli & Co. the best in Indian history?

The coach has clearly benchmarked the challenge ahead. Does it resonate in Kohli & Co.?

10 Sep 2017 2:30 AM

India boast sterling qualities of champions

This momentum — allowing for the occasional hiccup — needs to be sustained over a period of time for India to be recognised as a truly great team.

03 Sep 2017 2:48 AM

MS Dhoni a mastero with no hang-ups

Most impressive, of course, was Bhuvaneshwar’s half-century. He showed steel of nerves and not a little skill with the bat.

27 Aug 2017 2:43 AM

Dhoni faces serious challenge

Beleaguered as Sri Lanka appeared in the Tests, it can’t be forgotten that in the Champions Trophy they beat India convincingly.

20 Aug 2017 2:54 AM

Ravindra Jadeja’s suspension is a blessing in disguise

Ironically, the ICC ban was announced almost simultaneously with the rankings for Test all-rounders in which Jadeja had climbed to the number 1 spot.

13 Aug 2017 1:04 AM